Monday, April 30, 2012

6 Hours...16 Meals...Day One

6 Hours...16 Meals...
Day One

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Step One=2 packs of shredded organic chicken
6 boneless skinless organic chicken breasts
This will vary depending on how much you think you will use, make more if you think you will use it. If the chicken is on sale, buy it all! I was able to get 2 baggies full of shredded chicken out of 6 boneless skinless breasts. I love to use this for my Egg Roll Wraps or for my Shredded Chicken Tacos.
Place chicken breasts in saucepan, cover with water. Boil for 15 minutes or until no longer pink inside. (while you are waiting for this to cook, do STEP 2) Drain. chicken. While still warm, shred with 2 forks. I always put the warm chicken breast in my kitchenaid mixer with the paddle on, turn it to low for about one minute and bingo....perfectly shredded chicken. Either way is fine! Divide equally into ziploc or foodsaver bag, remove as much air as you can and place in freezer.

Step Two=1 pack of 4 marinated organic chicken breasts (plus dinner that day)
8 boneless skinless organic chicken breasts
2 packs plus ingredients for marinade. I like to use italian dressing dry packet with oil and vinegar.
I put one for each family member in a pack, adjust this to your family size and purchase what you need. Again, if chicken is on sale, I would buy it up and freeze more. I made one pack for the freezer and kept the other pack in the refrigerator for dinner that night. I also added green beans and organic short grain brown rice to my grocery list for my meal and will grill the chicken.
Prepare marinade to instructions. Place marinade in a ziploc or foodsaver bag. Add chicken. Remove as much air as you can and seal. Place one in freezer and one in refrigerator.
Step Three=2 packs of meatballs
each pack had about 15 meatballs, you can smaller or larger packets if needed
2.5 lbs organic grass fed ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
2 T Garlic Powder
2 T Italian Seasonings
¼ cup egg beaters or one egg
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
Place above ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix well. Shape into meatballs. Place on a large jelly roll sheet (cookie sheet with rims) that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 20-30 minutes until brown. (while you are waiting for this to cook, do STEP 4) Let cool. Divide evenly into ziplock or foodsaver bags and place in freezer. When you are ready for this meal, just place them in a saucepan with pasta sauce and heat through. Use for meatball sandwiches or spaghetti and meatballs!
Step Four=2 packs of 4 hamburgers each can make smaller or larger packets if needed
2.5 lbs organic grass fed ground beef
1 cup bread crumbs
¼ cup egg beaters
2 t Worcestershire Sauce
½ packet onion soup mix
Place above ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Shape into hamburgers. Place the amount you will need for a meal into ziplock or plastic bags. Place in freezer. When you are ready for this meal, you can just put them on the grill frozen, or take them out an hour ahead of time. I like to pair these with a salad and or coleslaw and fries and previously posted. that’s almost it for Day One. Pretty easy right! All that is left to do now is get that pork tenderloin marinated for tomorrow.

You MUST marinate it overnight. So place all of the ingredients below in a ziploc baggie (or a large roasting pan and cover) on day one and you will be ready for day 2.
4 large pork tenderloins
1 head of minced garlic
¼ t dried cumin
1 T dried oregano
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup OJ
¼ cup fresh lime juice (2 limes)
¼ cup fresh lemon juice (2 lemons)
Well, there you have it! Dinner is grilled chicken tonight and you won’t even have to fuss or worry! All the prep work is done. Throw it over a salad or make rice and green beans! See ya tomorrow!

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